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Q&A: Ethics Chair on Synthetic Biology

November 19, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: The Scientist

PhillyDeals: Conservatives Criticize Fed's Bid to Fight Unemployment

November 18, 2010

David Thornburgh of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a study conducted on the Philadelphia Free Library system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Wall Street, the Home of the Vanishing I.P.O.

November 17, 2010

David Hsu of the Wharton School discusses innovation and initial public offerings.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Getting Gruesome to Stop Smoking

November 16, 2010

Andrew Strasser of the School of Medicine shares his views on proposed new anti-smoking labels for cigarette packaging.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Bankruptcy Official Questions Crystal Cathedral Compensation

November 18, 2010

David Skeel of the Law School comments on the Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy case.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Leadership and Fundraising at Fisk University

November 15, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education blogs about raising money and increasing leadership at a historically black university.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 16, 2010

Penn Recognized for Supporting Work/Life Balance

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has received the 2010 Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Corporate Leadership Award.

Unions Hold Mostly Pluses for Faculties at Public Colleges, Study Finds

November 15, 2010

When faculty members discuss unionizing, the debate tends to revolve around the question of whether so banding together gives them more say over their college's affairs or actually leaves them worse off, by hurting their ability to work cooperatively with their institution's administration. A new study of public four-year colleges concludes that unionizing appears to give faculty members considerably more clout in some key areas and does not seem to do them much harm.

Studies Suggest Another Way to Treat Heart Failure

November 15, 2010

Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine comments on new developments in heart-failure treatment.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Dos and Don’ts in a Graduate School Essay

November 15, 2010

Maybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers tips for writing a successful graduate-school essay.